The 2017 #KnowYourGoals campaign, pioneered by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Youth Initiative (SDSN Youth), is a global initiative to empower communities to take ownership of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by inviting local organizers, particularly young people, to raise awareness of the SDGs within local campuses and communities.
In partnership with Eco Boys and Girls, Oikos International, Project Everyone, Action/2015 and The World's Largest Lesson, the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network - Youth (SDSN-Y) is proud to launch the #KnowYourGoals global campaign.
In September, world leaders came together in New York City to adopt the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
All individuals, in particular youth, have a right to know about the SDGs and how they affect their lives, communities, and the future of the planet.
We called upon on everyone - individuals and organisations to host an event from August - December to explore important questions relating to the SDGs:
What are they? Why are they important? What do they mean for your community?
This is our opportunity to build momentum around the new goals and create a movement that will empower communities to produce the most successful sustainable development movement in history, over the next 15 years.
Check out what #KnowYourGoals Events have happened across the world!
After more than four months, 122 events and more than 10 000 participants, we are proud to present to you the official report from our #KnowYourGoals Campaign!
Click below to view the Campaign Report:
SDSN Youth is pleased to have the support of the following partners:
Eco Boys and Girls are five animated characters that promote environmental awareness and interconnectedness. Their mission is to engage children and families around the world to be aware of, involved with, and connected to each other and the earth and to empower them to take ownership of our planet, learn about the environment, and explore creative new ways to live in harmony.
oikos is an international student-driven organization for sustainability in economics and management. Their programs embed environmental and social perspectives in faculties for economics and management. They comprise conferences, seminars, speeches, simulation games and other initiatives to transform teaching and research. They promote the integration of sustainability in curricula. And they provide platforms for learning, creating and sharing solutions.
The World's Largest Lesson is one great big opportunity to foster global citizenship in your school, support students learning across a range of subject areas such as science, geography, citizenship and technology and develop big ideas including human rights, poverty, and environmental issues.
Project Everyone was founded by Richard Curtis, filmmaker and founder of Comic Relief. The simple but mighty ambition of Project Everyone - is to share the global goals with 7 billion people in 7 days.
action/2015 is a coalition of over 2020 organisations around the world who are committed to fighting for a better future. From grassroots environmental projects to international anti-poverty organisations, each organisation brings something unique to the table.